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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

Book Description

Are academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are digitized rapidly, is there still a need for a separate unit within proximity to the department, school, or college with a subject-based or subject-specific collection? Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times gives a brief historical overview of the role of a branch academic library. It reviews the current situation from a practitioner’s point of view and suggests solutions for the future.

  • Provides practical and realistic solutions to academic libraries that they can execute in their daily operating cycle
  • Covers a variety of issues from staffing and public services, through to collections and bibliographic instruction
  • Presents a clear analysis of the current situation and suggestions for the future